|Birth: ||Jun. 11, 1927|
|Death: ||Jan. 27, 2007|
William Eugene Beattie was born in York, Neb., to Charles E. and Faye Darlene (Burnham) Beattie.
He grew up in the small Nebraska town of Big Springs. He graduated from Big Springs High School in May of 1945, and then he was inducted into the Army in Fort Logan on Nov. 15, 1945. He later went on to train as a Medical Corpsman. He was later stationed in Anchorage, Alaska, form Sept. 1946 until May 1947, and was honorably discharged on June 15, 1947. After being discharged from the army he went on to work for the Union Pacific Railroad.
On June 6, 1950, he married Bertha Louise Aufrecht at the Big Springs Methodist Church. In 1955, they moved to Greeley where he ran the Rainbow Conoco in downtown Greeley until 1958 when he joined the U.S. Postal Service as a Letter Carrier until his retirement in 1984. He was an avid Denver Broncos fan and attended home games in the mid-1970's. He also enjoyed the Colorado Rockies and Denver Nuggets. He loved to watch train videos and DVDs.
His grandson, Eric Beattie and wife Kayla, welcomed his new great-grandson, William Lloyd Warren Beattie, born on Jan. 27, 2007. He was so proud to know of the birth of his first Beattie great-grandson on the day of his passing.
Mr. Beattie died on Saturday at Fairacres Nursing Home in Greeley.
Survivors: His wife, Bertha of Greeley; two sons, William James "Jim" Beattie of Greeley and Kenneth Lee Beattie and wife Karen of Parker; two Beattie grandsons, Brian Beattie and wife Kristina of Las Vegas,and Eric Beattie and wife Kayla of San Diego, and three Adams grandsons, Jason and Amy Adams of Fort Lupton, Justin and Jennifer Adams of Castle Rock and Darin and Jody Adams of Centennial; and four Adams great-grandchildren.
Prededed in death by: His parents and a brother.
Charles E. Beattie (1896 - 1963)
Faye D. Hein (1907 - 1980)
Sunset Memorial Gardens
Created by: Debbie Hill
Record added: Apr 18, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 36012884